Free Press Journal
  • Karma-free food: All you must know

    Food is something we eat three to four times a day and has connection to our mood, desires, karma, and health and family relationships, says Vibha Singh Food is considered just as powerful as medicine. In fact, there is a sloka (writings of the ancient texts of ayurveda) that says “food is medicine when consumed…

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  • Lounge forward for a well-balanced life

    A well-balanced life is essential for personal effectiveness, peace of mind and living well. Gita Lounge is a unique space bringing the age-old tradition in the context of our current lifestyle, writes Vibha Singh “If we always do what we’ve always done, we’ll always get what we’ve always gotten.” –Anonymous Discontent is woven into the…

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  • Ulta Pulta: Hail the new era in Indian sports

    V Gangadhar reminiscences about the week that was – a week that brought two medals to India from the land of Olympics and new sporting events that seem to be lurking on the horizon.   Hail Indian sports. Something happened last week when we grabbed and bolted (not the US Bolt way but the Indian version)…

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  • narendra modi

    Rio 2016: The no-alternative plight

    Independence days come and go but can there be any change for the better in our present plight? Festivals are supposed to bring some joy to a nation racked by national tragedies. A ‘kumbh mela’ is often marred by huge landslides killing hundreds and more. Human pyramids collapse during celebration of Janmashtami festival. In Saudi…

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  • Rio Olympcis 2016: Losing medals, losing face

    In its log association with the Olympic Games India had lost quite a few medals. But at the Rio Games in 2016 for the first time, its leader and the leader of the Olympic delegation lost his face. What happens now, wonders V Gangadhar As the Rio De Janeiro Olympic Games draw to a close…

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  • Narendra Modi

    Blood Lust: Savagery in our system

    Reading has become a chore and that includes reading daily newspapers. We read front pages of one newspaper after another and begin to wonder what is happening to us and those around us. Dogs, both pets and strays, are murdered mercilessly and thrown into fire or buried to die in agony. Even though they had…

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  • Smriti Irani leaves her office

    Ulta Pulta: Smriti and her sarees 

    Semi-literate scholars, illiterate Vice Chancellors. Phew! Somehow I have got rid of them and am now in the magical, mystical world of sarees. NaMo exactly knew what I wanted and gave it to me and I am deeply thankful to him. I have already plunged into work into the world of textiles and very soon…

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  • Udta punjab

    Dangerous Numbers of destruction

    In an age where the audience is exposed to more horrendous acts of man’s crimes, what difference will it bring by banning a movie or censoring it, when people have already seen several videos of the same on TV, asks V Gangadhar. Like it or not, most of us believe in numbers. 13 is universally…

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  • Vaiko-jayalalithaa

    UltaPulta: Why Not ‘Kovai?”

    With a near clean sweep of the state assembly polls, THE AIADMK leader and his party clearly emerged as the clear leader of the state. The multiple raibow-coloured coalitions which organized themselves hurriedly set up candidates and fielded candidates against here were smashed into smithereens!  V Gangadhar investigates as he talks to the ever-green warrior of…

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  • Pankaja Munde

     No Mirage, But Real Water

    It’s ironical that Pankaja Munde preferred to post selfies during her visit to drought hit areas, indicating her priorities, says V GANGADHAR.  In ‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ poet S.T. Coleridge focused on water and the Ocean and came out with this immortal line ‘Water, Water Everywhere, Not a drop to drink’ which stood the…

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  • The ‘selected’ questions

    In modern cricket everything has become selective, including press conferences. Questions have to be selective and meet with the approval of the captain concerned. Is this the right way to play cricket and handle the media? V GANGADHAR finds out.  Very soon, candidates from the Republican Party and the Democratic Party will face the most…

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  • Pratyusha Banerjee

    In the end, a raw deal for Anandi

    Once in a while, be it in a movie or a TV serial, there emerges a character that dominates the proceedings and carries the show on her shoulders. As Balika Vadhu gathered steam and settled down for a long run, even those who spurned TV serials developed an interest and argued it was a show…

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